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Holiday packing tips to beat baggage limits

Published 21st June 2022
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Whether you're wondering if you can fit a weekend away into one piece of carry-on luggage or how you'll cram two weeks of clothes into a single suitcase, learn to pack smarter with OnBuy's holiday packing tips!

OnBuy's holiday packing hacks

Shop light luggage and the best bags for travel:

Optimise space in your hold and hand luggage case

Packing tips - use packing cubes.

When stuffing your suitcase or trying to maximise carry-on luggage, packing cubes are your new best friend! Squeezing your stuff into easily stackable squares, they're great for storing everything from socks to folded linen shirts, and they make your suitcase easier to organise too.

Three more bag-in-bag tips:

  • Wrap your shoes in a fabric tote bag or shower caps to stop your clothes getting dirty.
  • Leave your sunglasses on your head and use the case to store charging cables instead.
  • Keep your jewellery organised with a set of pill boxes - you'll never lose an earring again!

Avoid messy accidents with the best wash bags for travel

The best wash bags for travel.

Being crammed in puts a lot of pressure on your beauty essentials. Avoid the risk of popped tops creating a mess with a sealed wash bag for toiletries.

You can also cut down on space by buying 3-in-1 combos like BB and CC creams.

Be ruthless with your packing list!

A woman writing a packing list for her holiday.

Don't be shy about striking things off your packing list: you haven't got room for those 'just in case' items, so once you've written your full list, go over it again and ask yourself if you really need that second pair of sandals… Unless it's a solid yes, they're not making the final cut.

Make the most of summer with OnBuy!

Now you're packed and ready to go, it's time to make the most of summer at home and abroad. Head to our #LoveYourOutdoors collection to find everything you need to enjoy the sunny season!

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